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on talks with iran; curbing the cost of health care in massachusetts; what judicial gridlock means for the federal courts; and the legacy of lincoln's most famous speech. >> ifill: j.p. morgan's $13 billion settlement brings months of delicate, high stakes negotiations to an end. under the terms of the deal, $4 billion will go to struggling homeowners in the form of reduced mortgage payments, lower loan rates and other assistance, $7 billion will go to investors as compensation; the remainder will be fines paid by the bank. the agreement comes as investigators are said to be pursuing cases against other financial institutions. some assessment now of the deal's significance and its problems. lynn stout is a professor of business law at cornell university. she closely watches financial regulation. and bert ely is a banking consultant. what's your first sense of this deal? was it a good deal for anybody? >> well, i think as much as anything else it gets these problems behind jane morgan chase. they had a tentative deal a few weeks ago but now they can get this behind them and move on
as well. welcome. >> mr. david cotton, commissioner of banks for the commonwealth of massachusetts. he has served in that position since november 2010 seeing supervision of 2,000 banks and credit unions with assets in excess of $325 billion. mr. cotney is an active contributor to consumer protection efforts both in massachusetts and nationally. in 2013 he was elected as vice chairman of the board of directors of the conference of state bank supervisors on whose behalf he testifies here today. welcome mr. cotney. miss shasky, cavelry. >> i'm director of treasury p crime enforcement or fincen. i'm here to discuss the work doing at fincen for illicit actors to exploit u.s. financial system as technological advances such as u.s. currency create new ways to move money. recognizing the potential for abuse ofer merging new payment methods and understanding that the antimony laundering protections must keep pace with these advancements fincen began working with our partners several years ago to study the issue. here is what we learned. illicit actors might decide to use virtual currency for many o
-- i don't know of a site, massachusetts when they started their site, had 123 people that signed up in the first month. it's now been an enormous success, if you had to vote today on massachusetts, i dare say 90% of the people would say, let's keep it, well, that over time had the same, not the same degree of glitches, but the same kind we're experiencing at the national site. >> different scale? >> exactly. there are going to be things that have to be addressed. some of it was avoidable and it's unfortunate we didn't catch this earlier and didn't address it earlier. that doesn't deny what our country recognizes as such an imperative. all of those who oppose, and criticize and all of those who really find fault are really not providing the kind of opportunities for alternatives. i mean, what is it we do if we don't do this what solutions are there that might provide a better solution than what we're looking at today. none of the critics i've seen have really been forthcoming in that regard. that's something i think american people ought to be asking. >> the exchanges where the state
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speakers, and senators -- the gentlelady from massachusetts and washington state. i ask unanimous consent morning business be extended for these two for approximately ten minutes. the presiding officer: is there objection? seeing no objection, the request is granted. ms. mikulski: i now yield to the gentlelady from washington state and then massachusetts. the presiding officer: the gentlelady from washington. mrs. murray: first i want to thank the senator from maryland and the senator from maine for helping to bring so many of us to the floor today to talk about an issue that really cuts across bipartisan -- cuts across partisan lines and has plagued our nation's military and has gone unaddressed for far too long. military sexual assault is an epidemic, and it is right -- it has rightly been identified as such by the pentagon. it is absolutely unconscionable that a fellow service member, the person you rely on to have your back and to be there for you would commit such a terrible crime. it is simply appalling that they could commit such a personal violation of their brother or sister in u
and recovery, cambridge, massachusetts; jim williams, executive director, the association of recovery schools, houston, texas. ben, the millennial generation goes 18- to 25-year-olds, more or less. talk to me about what are the major characteristics of this cohort? i really think our ability to connect using social media and all the other technology resources are really a strength and a defining characteristic of this age group. very good. alison, obviously, we have heard of the many challenges in the mental health area that this generation faces. can you describe some of those challenges for us? sure; this generation is facing mental health challenges that we haven't seen in generations past, and i think ranging from them growing up with instances like 9/11, columbine, virginia tech, some of the more prominent mental health and tragic situations have really just caused young adults to grow up in a different environment, in a different world. and at the same time, there's more awareness around mental health issues, and there's some more talking about it. and so young adults are little more kn
is in this, what their coverage options. what we saw in massachusetts was that those numbers spiked for young people particularly when they could see they could get a really good deal on those coverage options. >> the white house is banking on the idea that the young people will give this a second chance, that they won't have to spend hours to find what they want, and they'll go back in january when the president says, okay, it's all fixed. do you think that will happen. >> i think it's important to point out that health insurance is isn't a fad. it's not buying a ipad, a pair of jeans where oh man, the website doesn't work, i'm going to give up. it's an important thing and health insurance is something that young people truly valley. yes, i think young people are willing, and we talk to young people every day. it's not working great right now, we'll check back in a week. historically what we've seen, as we get closer to the deadline we're going to see that spike in enrollment, but our job is really to make sure that young people have the facts so you know the median income for unin
... a high-school history teacher from williamstown, massachusetts... and a fourth-grade math teacher from richardson, texas... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thank you, johnny. thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the first of our semi-final matches. the two players who do not win the game today will go home, each receiving $10,000 in cash. that's good, but not as good as the winner, because that person gets to come back in three days and play for $100,000. so, this is a big, important game. john, timothy, and katie, good luck. here comes the jeopardy! round. and now here are the categories. you'll see those two letters in each correct response. [ laughter ] alex: john, start. "oh" for $200. john. what is pharaoh? yes. "oh" for $400. answer there -- daily double. [ laughs ] [ applause ] oh, boy. alex: you know the drill. you can risk up to $1,000. i'll go for $1,000. okay. what is bohemia? yes. [ applause ] "oh" for $600.
was governor romney from massachusetts, governor palenti from minnesota and -- they were serious candidates. when he didn't catch fire in iowa, pawlenty dropped out. the other eight didn't drop out because they were selling books. this time around, look who is around the table. chris christie for sure. significant reforms in that state, $130 billion in reduced unfunded liabilities sta
massachusetts, governor palenti from minnesota and -- they were serious candidates. when he didn't catch fire in iowa, pawlenty dropped out. the other eight didn't drop out because they were selling books. this time around, look who is around the table. chris christie for sure. significant reforms in that state, $130 billion in reduced unfunded liabilities state pension system, ended the millionaires tax, no tax increase, period -- >> so he fits the governor norquist filter. he gets through? >> yeah. i think somebody you're looking at is somebody who can finance a campaign all the way through, look you in the eye and say confidence, seriousness -- >> rand paul? >> let me do the governors first and then we'll do the three senators, because i think the advantage is with governors. they can raise money more easily. the senator says, look what i did, but yeah, 50 other people voted the same way. >> christie is serious? >> christie, certainly. governor scott walker of wisconsin who has changed it from a blue state to a red state, changing labor laws and all sorts of things. >> who are you more for
massachusetts. the re reverend says he performd the ceremony out of love and did not mean to disobey the church's teachings. >> michael bloomberg signed landmark legislation raising the minimum wage to buy tobacco. a majority of people get addicted before the hit the age of 2 i 21 and have trouble quitg even if they wanted to. >> george zimmerman was released from a jail cell. he was arrested yesterday and charged with felony aggravated assault. he was acquitted of murdering trayvon martin. >> mcdonalds is getting into promoting local elections in denmark. the restaurants will be decorated with election materials and a few will hold local polling stations. >> the initiative was cookethe e lowest in 40 years. >> it's a wonderful life has a proposed sea quell. proposed -- sequel of the carolyn grimes is to take part in the pr project. at the age of six she played a role she had one of the most famous lines from that movie. "every time a bell rings an angle gets his wings". >> the angels are going to be crying on this one. the people that love this move they don't wan -- movie they tha sequel. >>
to fight it. the republican points to massachusetts, but that law had huge bipartisan support in the state legislature, making it easy to go back and fix things when they did not work and tinker with it. host: here is a little bit from the president late last week. [video clip] >> those who got cancellation notices do deserve and have received an apology from me. they want, whether we can make sure that they are in a better place and that we meet that commitment. by the way, it is important to note that a whole bunch of folks in congress and others who made this statement, they were entirely sincere about it. the fact that you have got this percentage of people who have had this impact, i want them to know that their senator or congressman, they were making representations based on what i told them and what the white house and the administrative staff told them. it is on us. it is something that we intend to fix. host: kyle cheney? guest: the president has been getting an earful from congress, democrats in congress, about the fact that they stuck their necks out for him when he said if you
in massachusetts that was pretty successful in the end. what do you make on what is going on? you express the situation on health care, what do you make on this? particularly the president's position? >> you know, he put himself in a very sticky place, you either have to think he was not telling the truth or is grossly incompetent. either one of the choices is not a good choice. >> which side are you leaning towards? >> i think a little bit of both? >> do you think he lied? >> i don't think he was telling the truth. >> it is the same thing, isn't it? >> yeah, i know, it is harsh for me to say that. i think mitt said on the cbs morning show, the wrinkles will eventually get worked out one way or the other. but the basic credibility of the president is at jeopardy. >> we'll take a short break, when i come back i have this to surprise you with, this is a marshmallow and peanut butter sandwich. what is this called? >> a fluffer nutter -- >> i have never had a fluffer nutter in my life. but after the break, we'll discuss the romney family table and a bit more politics. this looks great. cg/ú
's wedding six years ago in massachusetts and no criminal charges but he could lose his religious credentials and schaffer is due in court this morning when a jury will decide his penalty. >> obviously very saddened so what we are hoping for tomorrow is a light sentence. >> reporter: schaffer could have avoided the trial by agreeing to performing same sex marriages in the future but he reportedly declined, three of his four children are gay. here is what is making business news this morning. we have been hearing about it for weeks and appears jp morgan and government reached a settlement, the $13 billion deal could be announced as early as today and put to rest investigations targeting mortgage invest ms th went bad during the financial crisis and $4 billion will go to distressed homeowners and resolve the banks in california and north carolina. the s&p within reach of milestones and the dow had 16,000 for the first time and s&p 500 briefly passed 1800 and both retreated by day's end, this is this morning, the dow jones industrial average at an all-time high of 5976, s&p 1791. taking cue fro
story tonight, reaction. joining us from cambridge, massachusetts, hard university law professor charles ogetry who is a friend to the president. where am i going wrong here, professor? >> well, bill, where should i start? first of all, i love oprah winfrey she has done a great job and i think in her heart if you heard all of her statement, i'm sure all of it will be put on the fox network, she is talking about how things are much better than they were. she was incensed about whand to president obama with comments about race. she didn't say anything that the president said. in fact, he is one who has teflon when it comes to issues of attacking him. he has been attacked by people from start to finish. i think the reality is that he is a good man, he doesn't let race bother him. people say he ♪ race enough. he is too much race. he ignores that and tries to do what's best for the country. you think about it some of these criticisms have not just been about obamacare and people are very critical of that but the reality has been about everything. about whether he is a citizen, whether he wa
after scott brown won in massachusetts. >> as everyone can see, we're moments from the president speaking at the wall street journal ceo council. chris christie spoke there yesterday and took a few moments to stand up for the president, suggesting that all of this speculation around 2016 is causing more unnecessary pain for the president. this is what he said. the president just won a year ago and everybody is talking about who's next. there's work to be done in this country. actually, let's take a listen. >> he just won a year ago and everybody is like, so, who's next? there is work to be done in this country. and as we shove him out the door, we minimize his ability to be an effective executive and we shouldn't do that. >> always more interesting when you hear it from chris christie. i think he makes an interesting point. we're all guilty of speculating about 2016 controlling the narrative folk getting about the issues today. do you think it impacted the narrative around president o bam am and sinking poll numbers? >> i think it will be more true -- what's happening right now i
're seeing enrollment surging far faster than they surged, for example, in massachusetts, when romney care was established, which is after all, very much the model for this. secondly, and it's a little noted statistic today. 90% of the people who first went to healthcare.gov, and were -- couldn't get through, and who received notices from the government and went back, are now getting through, getting to sign up, getting the kind of coverage they need, and getting coverage at pretty good prices. what happens today in the polls isn't what matters. what matters is what happens six months and a year from now when this system is in effect and people are getting coverage. >> eugene robinson, what's the remedy here? bob shrum points to some very significant things happening. the polling numbers are what they are. but do the democrats, in your opinion -- eugene robinson, do they have to get out and tell more positive stories of things happening? what do you think? >> well, the basic remedy is keep calm, carry on, and fix the website. that has to be done. now, yes, democrats should be out there wit
is speeding up significantly. i have some figures. massachusetts, when they started a similar program, it started .3% overall for enrollees for private coverage signed up in the first month, and thus far, the affordable care act, 1.5%. both started slowly, ahead of what massachusetts was, but after that there was a surge of enrollment as people got closer to deadlines. times" reported that a number of states that have their own systems are projected to achieve their projections. doubled itsearly and roman this month. other states are outpacing their we seeote projections. an acceleration, even in the federal workplace. "the new york times those would reported the federal market place has improved in the first two weeks of november. we are not where we need to be, but we are seeing improvements, and this increased pace of people going back on the site successfully is to me a very thanraging -- so rather just attacked a health care law and look for ways to undermine it, we ought to try to make it work, and we are anxious to make sure that you do your job of getting the website and all
to happen. again, you know, in the massachusetts experiment most people signed up at the very end of it. that's what the administration's been projecting from the beginning. but certainly they can't be happy with the number of sign-ups up to this moment s and the site still isn't up and running correctly. jon: yeah. job that, we're on the -- joan that, we've got 11 days until december, and december's when all these people have to get signed up, right? >> that's when a lot of them have to sign up, and they have to pay something starting this the new year. first of all, it's really important to remember that the serious critics of obamacare never really spent much time, you know, saying, oh, the web site's going to be a disaster. everyone sort of assumed they would get the web site right since they had three years to do it, and so this is in ways has been an unforced error for the democrats. all of the criticisms that people have made about the rest of obamacare still have plenty of time to kick in and are already kicking in. you know, people are losing their plans which the critics said
from massachusetts rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. ms. tsongas: in 1989, my late husband paul was the first to introduce legislation to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. i agreed with him then -- with him then and still feel strongly today. employees should be judged by their ability to do their job. i was proud to cast one of my first votes in support of the passage of the employment nondiscrimination act, an effort spearheaded by the relentless barney frank. while it passed in the house in 2007 it did not move in the senate. on november 7, the u.s. senate made history by passing enda. it is time for the house to act, pass enda and pass protections to end employer discriminations. for the sake of dignity, and equality, let us vote. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection the gentleman is recognized
. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts rise? mr. mcgovern: on that i ask for a recorded vote. the speaker pro tempore: a recorded vote is requested. those favoring a recorded vote will rise. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 222. the nays are 196. the resolution is adopted. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the question on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal on which the chair will put de novo. the question is on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, n
the massachusetts institute of technology's sloane's school of economics, m.i.t., found that speculation wasn't driving up energy prices. and i will quote them, mr. chairman. i'm quoting right now. back to those pesky speculators for a moment. surely their bets on oil have had some effects on prices. according to our latest research, the answer is, not really. in our recent paper, we explore the link between speculation and inventory changes. we calculate a series of speculation-free prices by creating a stable inventory of oil, providing us with a picture of what the market might look like in the absence of speculation. we focus on inventory for a simple reason. if oil prices are changing because of speculators, then there would have to be commensurate changes in inventories. a buildup of when prices are increasing and a drawdown of when prices are falling. but when the economy was strong and oil prices were increasing, we didn't see large increases in inventories. in fact, they fell somewhat. this means that peak prices would have actually been
souksavath, ladder project coordinator, the institute for health and recovery, cambridge, massachusetts; jim williams, executive director, the association of recovery schools, houston, texas.
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